Is there a mental state that one falls prey to when you find yourself casting on a new project when you have all kinds of WIP's and Christmas gifts to be making? It's so crazy! But yes, I cast on a new project but I did not buy any new yarn and truth be told I am loving every minute of this project! It is the Happy Go Lucky shawlette pattern by Fiber Flux and is a free pattern on Ravelry plus there is a You Tube video tutorial and it is very good. I am using Lion Brand Mandala in the Chimera colorway using a G 4.0 mm hook. I am so enjoying this yarn, pattern and project. I think everyone should try it!
The sweater is zooming along and again, a very enjoyable project so far...easy to pick up and knit a round just like the shawlette.
See the Frosted Pumpkin cross stitch underneath the giraffe? I got it pressed and went to frame it and the glass broke in the frame then I discovered I have to cut a piece of cardboard to fit the frame and stitch the cross stitch to it....so..........there it sits....I can't find a piece of card board big enough. I may have to buy some poster board.....geesh! But it will be ready for next year....I hope!
My Cozy Memories Blanket is getting some regular love lately and again...a favorite project to knit on. I did 4 squares last week and only 1 this week..........yes, I'm a slacker..........
I bought this magazine last week and I highly recommend it. I got it at Walmart and it comes out 4 times a year, I think. It was $7 not the usual $11-16 for a specialty magazine. This magazine is chock full of patterns that you will love! There are gifts for everyone and a darling pattern for a one button cardigan that I definitely will be making. It is specifically for gifts for everyone and they range from beginner to intermediate. I was amazed at the value and I may even subscribe if all their issues are this good. I don't buy or subscribe to any knitting magazines but I may have to make an exception for this one!
That's all for this week. I missed last week as I was really, really tired and I was yesterday again. I think it's the change of seasons and temperatures that go from 30-80 in one day!
I hope you are all well and crafting away.
For podcasts I have caught up with Crochet Cupcake. BTW, they are from Puerto Rico and are doing fine...partly because they live is a solar home but the islands all still need much help. I'm caught up with Stitched in Sweden so now it is on to The Little Tailoress.